Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) took a veiled shot at Hillary Clinton’s excuses for losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, saying that “you blame yourself” when you “lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity,” not Russia or James Comey.
A West Virginia woman who is challenging Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) in the state’s Democratic primary criticized him for only focusing on the needs of the state’s voters when gearing up for re-election.
Democratic candidate for Congress Brian Flynn received the maximum campaign contribution from Emma Sulkowicz, the Mattress Girl who made questionable allegations of rape against a classmate at Columbia University.
Officials in the Trump administration’s State Department are standing by a recent report criticized by Congress that blamed Israel for terror attacks and claimed Palestinians rarely incite violence, telling the Washington Free Beacon that it remains unclear why terrorists engage in violent acts.
Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, criticized the State Department Thursday for releasing a report portraying Israel as the culprit in terrorism and downplaying Palestinian incitement of violent acts against the Jewish state, the Free Beacon first reported.
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has opened a new consulting firm, his brother says.
The last Republican to run against Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called on him to step down “as quickly as possible” following his Wednesday cancer diagnosis.
New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci took multiple questions Friday about the Trump administration allowing press briefings to be on-camera again, answering it was a “maybe.”